Best.Ending.Ever?

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how do you feel about Blades Ending?

It was Perfect, Love, Sacrifice, Redemption...........
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It was good, better than most Series
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It was not all that great
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WORST.ENDING.EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Deka_Hero » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:47 pm

With Kenzaki Forfeiting his Humanity, becoming the Navy Joker, making Hajime become Human again and letting him stay with Amane and Haruka, do you think it was a good end, bad ending, what?

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by Kogashi » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:01 pm

I did like that fact that, the way it was written there could only really be that ending, and they went with it. They didn't think of some wand waving answer to everything so some kind of half and half solution.
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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by takenoko » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:11 pm

I was pleased. It used a trick that fit in with the story, most people got what they wanted, someone made a sacrifice and became a hero, it was cool

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Post by DaikaijuSokogeki! » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:55 pm

Although it is the most tragic ending, it is easily the most satisfying ending to a KR show I've seen. It gave me the impression that King Form wasn't just something stupid that was thrown in to satisfy Bandai execs, and actually was important to the story the show was trying to tell. It's also the most complete ending. There are no loose ends and it doesn't rush itself, unlike 555 or Kabuto.

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by takenoko » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:11 pm

You have a good point, now that I think about it, final Kamen Rider forms turn out to be kind of lame in comparison. They either or gimmicky or have nothing to do with the story. The worst thing is when they're just recolors (Faiz and Zeronos Rust Form, go!). It certainly would be nice if the upgraded forms had more connection to the story the way they are in Blade

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by Map » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:54 pm

It's second best of all the Kamen Rider endings for me. Even with Thai dubbing the entire series was good too.(All of the voices coincidentally matched their personality.) Even probability tipped in favor of this show! :)
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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by IijumiSoukai » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:27 pm

I don't really dig the ending only because...
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the safety of the human race hinges on two guys staying the hell away from each other until the end of time.
That scares me. Also, the movie kind of confused things for me because
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all the Undead were sealed and nothing happened until White Joker started making moves, but the series immediately had massive amounts of enemies running amok and Hajime powerless (or he didn't care) to stop them.
I know that movies are typically in another universe, but...the series ending was anti-climactic to me.
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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by takenoko » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:16 pm

I don't think there were any loose ends. The movie contradicts the series, so it's alt universe

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by Kagami » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:29 am

takenoko wrote:You have a good point, now that I think about it, final Kamen Rider forms turn out to be kind of lame in comparison. They either or gimmicky or have nothing to do with the story. The worst thing is when they're just recolors (Faiz and Zeronos Rust Form, go!). It certainly would be nice if the upgraded forms had more connection to the story the way they are in Blade
but blaster mode faiz wasnt thrown around like a toy it was rarely used and didnt pose a eye sore in peoples eyes and i liked the simplicity of it plus a jet pack is cool

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by DaikaijuSokogeki! » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:51 am

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takenoko wrote:You have a good point, now that I think about it, final Kamen Rider forms turn out to be kind of lame in comparison. They either or gimmicky or have nothing to do with the story. The worst thing is when they're just recolors (Faiz and Zeronos Rust Form, go!). It certainly would be nice if the upgraded forms had more connection to the story the way they are in Blade
but blaster mode faiz wasnt thrown around like a toy it was rarely used and didnt pose a eye sore in peoples eyes and i liked the simplicity of it plus a jet pack is cool
The problem with Faiz-2 was that it was awfully lame for a final form and really wasn't necessary at all. It was thrown around like a toy because it didn't further the story and Toei whored it in advertisements and even displayed it in the movie before its appearance in the TV show (much like every other movie based off of a KR show with the exception of Den-O's first movie).

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by Raziel-chan » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:55 am

I liked the ending. It was well-written and actually closed off most plots and filled in most gaps. The movie wasn't bad, though, other than the pretty awesome sfx for the boss monster, it was nothing special. The two sidekick riders for white joker got too little focus on them...

Also, I like Blade for the battle choreography, practical usage of their transformations (the transformation energy card that appears when they transform being used as a shield/knock back attack), pointing out some of the flaws in the transformation sequences (Leange unsealing the cards they are using, Kenzaki getting knocked back by a roach and losing the cards he was going to use to transform to king (through he somehow got them back), Wild Chalice actually preparing his weapon and aiming at Blade as he transforms into his king form, shooting him just as he finishes the transformation) and really modest power levels of the suits.

Seriously, if you look at the stats available on wikipedia (which, I presume, come from profiles on official pages or something), it clearly shows that most riders from other KR shows START at the level of Blade's King Form. Heck, Kiva's basic form is actually both stronger and faster than Blade's King form. Den-O's sword form too. >_> I like that they didn't go all crazy with power levels.

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by jacie_015 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:13 am

This series is the first ever something that makes me cry :(
I never thought of the ending...
All of my guesses are wrong....
Also, dramatic ending...
Just,
I CRY!!!
Want more for Blade!!!

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by Ichida » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:23 am

Oh, God, by far the most heroic ending I've seen. *Finished last night* I always thought throughout the series that Kenzaki didn't have enough drama to his character to deserve to be the eponymous Rider, but DAMN did he make up for it in the end.

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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by GarTkEZ » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:49 am

Great ending!!!!

Although for Kenzaki the choice seemed pretty obvious - what with his wish to save as much people as he could

still - Ultimate Sacrifice FTW!
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Re: Best.Ending.Ever?

Post by steelpengu » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:57 am

I just finished it last night, and I gotta say that was one of the most mature, grown up endings I've seen to ANY tv show. It was amazingly satisfying without trying to wring out some hollow, over blown action finale. The whole series had a similar kind of balance. I mean, from the get go a lot of the elements I assume will carry through the series get taken away in the very first episode. It'd be like if in the very first Ultraman Tiga episode GUTS was destroyed, stripping the characters of any guidance or support. It was very surprising to me. The ending afiirmed the theme that the series was not interested in it's monster fights and evil plans and outlandish posing nearly as much as it was about challenging the character's values and making the grow up. I think an ending like that does Shotaro Ishimori proud.
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